Suzi's Blog

Wonderful Food at the Portland Saturday Farmers Market

  Suzen and I are in Portland, Oregon visiting relatives. We met with an old friend, Delores Custer, author of the fabled Food Styling book. Delores took us on a grand tour of the Saturday farmers market in the South Park Blocks of downtown Portland. Now, I do have a picture of Suzen and Delores…

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Cherry Tomato Jam: Pairing Fruit with Cheese

  Did you ever have someone give you an absolutely perfect dish? And you were going to get that recipe from them? And then, most sadly, they passed away? You remember their face and their laughter. You remember their tomato conserve that was a miracle. Suzen and I had the pleasure of knowing Jacques Burdick,…

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Market Jam Gems (aka Thumbprint Cookies)

“You’re eating jam. Again,” Suzen said. I swallowed and objected. “No, I’m not.” “There is an open jam jar in front of you. Your spoon is grape colored. And so is your lower lip. You obviously have a problem.” She began to leave the kitchen indignantly. “Wait,” I said. I held open the cookbook and…

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Sweet and Spicy Tomato Jam

Brian and I had a mutual flashback a week ago: tomato jam. An old friend had given us a jar of his own special delicacy years ago. We never got the recipe from him and it’s not in his cookbook. So we remember Jacque Burdick fondly and we wish we could duplicate his sensational creation.…

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